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Is it all Meaningless..??

Ecclesiastes is known for being meaningless. “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” (Ecc 1:2) And while the author makes a great point..this book of the Bible is anything but! First, that writer, is thought to be King Solomon, whom, (if he was the author), knew more about the pleasures of life than most of us can ever fathom. Yet, with all the wisdom and riches this man possessed, he uses that m-word to describe it 35 times. Meaningless is mentioned in the Bible just one other time in the book of Job (27:12).

But let me share a few other verses that come from this book. Several that bring insight, warmth and HOPE..take a listen:

“I saw that wisdom is better than folly, just as LIGHT is better than darkness.” (2:13)

“To the man who pleases Him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness.” (2:26)

“HE has made everything beautiful in it’s time.” (3:11)

“HE has set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” (3:11)

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” (4:12)

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.” (5:1)

Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: that wisdom preserves the life of its possessor.” (7:12)

..stand in AWE of God.” (5:7)

The heart of Ecclesiastes tells us that Only in GOD does our life have meaning and true pleasure. Without HIM..nothing in all the world will truly satisfy. ❤️

-Donna

“To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up; 

A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;
A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;
A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace.” (Ecc 3:1-8)

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